The Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering. – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Be ye … followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love. – The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. – This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. … If, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. … Christ … suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: … who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.
The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. – If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. – Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. – Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus. – Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things. – When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe.
The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, … groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. – Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. – When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. … Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee.
I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. … It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. … Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. – The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. – He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. … He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect. – Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. – The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. – I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion. – They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. – Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me. – Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. – He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, … but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: … manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God, … that your faith and hope might be in God.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. – Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. – They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. – Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Be ye … followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints. … Now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. – The world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. – As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. … Death is swallowed up in victory. – Whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. – To live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Cast not away … your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. – The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. – The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
The church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Christ … loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
There appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun. – The marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. – The righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe.
Underneath are the everlasting arms. – When [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? – The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders. – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. – He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all.